25 April 2018 – This year’s World Malaria Day coincides with the 70th anniversary of WHO. The Global Malaria Programme is is marking the Day with a series of interviews with leaders and advocates in the global malaria response.
- Overview of interview series
- Kesete Admasu: united for malaria
- Pedro Alonso: 7 decades of malaria
- Bill Gates: stepping up for malaria
- Matshidiso Moeti: beating back malaria in Africa
- Lynda Ozor: a view from the frontlines
- Arantxa Roca-Feltrer: from bites to bytes
- Neena Valecha: advances in malaria research
23 April 2018 – Heads of State and Government, scientists, business leaders, philanthropists and other global health stakeholders gathered at a high-level Malaria Summit in London to galvanize action and announce new commitments in the fight against an age-old disease. “The latest data show that we are now at crossroads,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, speaking at the Summit. “If we relax our efforts, we know that malaria will come roaring back – and with a vengeance,” he added.
Pyrethroid-PBO nets appear to provide improved protection against malaria in areas with high resistance
12 April 2018 – A new class of bed net that includes the chemical PBO has been shown to significantly reduce malaria infection in children at one site in Tanzania, according to new research published today in The Lancet. WHO recommendations on pyrethroid-PBO nets were revised in late 2017 based on the results of this study, among others.
10 April 2018 – Full results from a large WHO-coordinated study in Benin, Cameroon, India, Kenya and Sudan have now been released. The research team representing over 20 institutions concluded that long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) still provide a significant level of protection against malaria, even where mosquitoes are resistant to pyrethroids (the insecticide class used in LLINs). Co-authors of the study, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, urge that LLIN use be continued.
14 March 2018 – Since 2000, India has made major inroads in reducing the toll of malaria. But the path towards elimination has proven a challenge in the eastern state of Odisha, which carries more than 40% of the country’s malaria burden. In recent years, the state government has dramatically scaled up efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria – with impressive results seen in a short span of time.
Areas of work
- Community case management
- Diagnostic testing
- Drug resistance and response
- Entomology and vector control
- Malaria elimination
- High-risk groups
- Preventive therapies
- Rapid Access Expansion Programme (RAcE)
Questions & answers
- Malaria vaccine implementation programme (MVIP)
- Artemisinin resistance
- Antimalarial drug resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion: How concerned should we be?
- Unlocking the potential of preventive therapies for malaria
- The critical role of vector control in the fight against malaria
Surveillance, monitoring & evaluation
- Recommended selection criteria for procurement of malaria rapid diagnostic tests
- Achieving and maintaining universal coverage with long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria control
Other recent publications
- Framework for a national vector control needs assessment
- Malaria Policy Advisory Committee meeting report (October 2017)
- Global vector control response 2017–2030
World Malaria Day 2018
Malaria Threats Map
World Malaria Report
Global Technical Strategy
Policy Advisory Committee
A word from the experts
WHO statements for World Malaria Day 2018
Request for expressions of interest: monitoring for the WHO-led Malaria Vaccine Programme Evaluation
The WHO Global Malaria Programme at the 7th MIM Pan African Malaria Conference
Request for proposals: Determining mutations in dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthase genes for sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance
India takes on malaria in its highest burden state
Remote Nigeria communities welcome child health programme
Launch of new World malaria report app